Pantera Tribute Show at the Talent Farm Tomorrow Night

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free.

Hopefully, you were going to find out about this show tonight, when you head out to The Talent Farm for the Mend A Heart Benefit Show. But just in case your heart is made of stone and bile, here's your heads up on an ultra heavy show happening at the same venue 24 hours later.

Pantera was one of the greatest metal bands of the '90s. In the' 80s... not so much. After a humble beginning as a glam rock band in the early to mid-'80s that sang songs like this:

The band grabbed lead singer Phil Anselmo in '87. Their last glam metal album, Power Metal, came out the following year to another chilly critical and commercial reaction. That's when things got awesome. Phil and the boys worked on a new album, with a totally new, wholly aggressive style for two years. In 1990, Cowboys From Hell was released and millions of lifelong Pantera fans were born. Eschewing power ballads and whiney guitar solos, Cowboys From Hell features songs like this:

Four local bands are strapping on their axes and doing their best impressions of Dimebag Darrell (R.I.P.), Phil Anselmo, Vinnie Paul, and Rex Rocker tomorrow night. Warrick, who claim via their Myspace page to sound like "your mom getting gangbanged by twenty black guys in the ass..."), is pure Hialeah metal. Dark Solace, who claim Miami, are a little more melodic and a lot more progressive when it comes to their particular brand of metal. Plus, they have no references to gangbanging on their Myspace page. The Afflicted, the most melodic of the bands playing tomorrow night, seem like the best bet to nail down the early 90's Pantera sound. Finally, the band with the greatest name on the bill by a long shot, Blowtorch Sodomy, will be mixing their Death Metal sound with a little Vulgar Display of Power.

Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Miami.